Fethiye (or Fethiye) is one of the most beautiful seaside resorts in Mugla province. This beautiful coastal city is a well-known tourist destination on the Turkish Riviera. On Ferryhopper, you can find useful information about beaches, local delicacies, and ferries to Fethiye!
The impressive castle of Fethiye overlooking the port of the city
Vacation in Fethiye
Fethiye is located on the borders of the historical regions of southwestern Asia Minor, Lycia, and Caria. The coastal town’s location is ideal to explore the tourist attractions along the famous coastline known as the Turquoise Coast.
During your holidays in Fethiye, you will discover enchanting beaches, pristine bays, lush islets, and historical monuments. Fethiye is an excellent destination for families, couples or friends as it combines relaxation, adventure, and fun. So, are you ready to hop on your ferry to Turkey?
How to get to Fethiye
You can reach the city of Fethiye by car, train, plane or boat. At the moment, the main ferry connection between Greece and Fethiye is operated via Rhodes.
The Rhodes - Fethiye ferry route runs daily during the summer. The ferry departs early in the morning and arrives in Fethiye in just 1.5 hours.
If you wish to travel by plane, you should fly from Kastellorizo to Dalaman airport which is about 45km away from Fethiye. To get to the city center, you can use public transport, take a taxi or rent a car.
If you prefer taking the bus, there are several bus routes connecting the city of Fethiye to major Turkish cities such as Istanbul and Ankara, as well as to nearby resorts such as Bodrum.
Tip: find all the necessary Covid-19 documents for your ferry trip from Greece to Turkey in 2022.
The famous Butterfly Valley
What to do in Fethiye
Fethiye is an ideal destination for you if you're looking for a place that combines wonderful beaches, amazing landscapes and breathtaking views.
From the Lycian Tombs to the stunning Butterfly Valley and the water park "Sultan's Aqua City", the city of Fethiye offers something for everyone.
As for the city center, you can take a stroll starting from Paspatur, the old town with cobblestone streets.
There, you will find the market of Paspatur, you will find souvenirs, you will smell different spices, you will see the elaborate designs of the traditional carpets and you will definitely buy handmade ceramic jewelry.
You can also visit the impressive castle of Fethiye dominating on the top of the hill and offering a magnificent view of the city's port.
Beaches in Fethiye
Just a few kilometers from the center of Fethiye, you will find stunning beaches with crystal clear waters. Most of them are fully equipped with excellent restaurants, cafes, and bars.
Here you will find the 7 best beaches in Fethiye:
- Katranci: the beach is part of the Katranci National Park and is a local's favorite spot. The picturesque cove of Katranci has crystalline waters and is surrounded by cliffs covered in eucalyptus and mastic trees. Very close to the beach, there is a restaurant serving local specialties.
- Kumburnu: the beach is ideal for families as it has shallow water, umbrellas, and a lifeguard. You can also do water sports such as kayaking or pedal boating. And if you get hungry after all that pedaling and paddling, you can find restaurants and bars very close to the coast.
- Kabak (Gemile): the coast of Kabak is only accessible on foot. It's about a 30-minutes walk from the city to the sandy bay! We recommend you start early in the morning. There, you will find a few beach bars, but it would be great if you stock up on some snacks and some bottles of water.
- Calis: Calis beach is one of the most touristic beaches in Fethiye. It is a narrow 4km long bay with crystal clear waters and it offers equipment for water sports such as kite surfing and windsurfing.
- Inlice: the beach of Inlice, located near Göcek, is about a 30-minute drive from the city. The beach has dark sand and clear waters. It has a beach bar, restaurant, umbrellas and sunbeds.
- Kidrak: Kidrak beach is a beautiful secluded bay that is part of the Kidrak Nature Park. To access this beach, you have to pay an entrance fee. It is a quiet cove since it is located far from crowded beach bars. There is only a small bar for snacks and there are no sunbeds and umbrellas.
- Oludeniz: the stunning coast of Oludeniz is one of the most famous beaches in Fethiye. It is also known as the Blue Beach thanks to its various shades of blue from light turquoise, and azure to deep blue. It is surrounded by greenery and fine, golden sand.
Golden sand and deep blue waters on Oludeniz beach
Sightseeing in Fethiye
In addition to the enchanting beaches with turquoise and deep blue waters, Fethiye has a rich history with many monuments and attractions that indicate ancient cultures of thousands of years.
Here you will find some of the most famous attractions in Fethiye:
- The old town of Paspatur, with its cobblestone streets and an arcade
- The Fethiye Castle on top of the hill
- The Balik Pazari, the city's famous fish market
- The famous Lycian tombs, carved stone tombs discovered in 1966
- The Butterfly Valley, with 105 butterfly species
- The Saklikent Gorge, the second largest gorge in Europe
- The ruins of the ancient city of Livisi (also known as "Kayakoy" in Turkish)
The Lycian rock tombs in Fethiye
Nightlife in Fethiye
Fethiye is a city with vivid nightlife. If you want to enjoy your drink near the port of Fethiye, the Kum Saati bar is ideal for music and entertainment.
If you are still looking for live music, go to the Deep Blue bar located in the same area. It's small, cozy and has hookahs.
Also, on the road parallel to the port, you will find 4Corner and other shops that play music until the early hours of the morning.
Food in Fethiye
The cuisine in Fethiye, as in other Mediterranean regions, is rich in vegetables, herbs and fish. Here are some of the most delicious local delicacies to try during your stay in Fethiye:
- acili ezme (mixed vegetables with spices)
- haydari (yogurt with spices)
- sigara borek (roll-shaped patty filled with cheese and dill)
- kebap (beef with cumin, garlic and spices)
- mücver (fried zucchini with yogurt)
Tip: the Turkish delights at Ossy Baklava & Lokum are all you need for a dose of energy to help you explore.
Acili ezme, a traditional Turkish dish with mixed vegetables and spices
Here are 3 useful tips for your stay in Fethiye:
- You can find many currency exchange shops in the city to exchange your money for Turkish lira.
- If you like hiking, it would be best to visit Fethiye in the spring or fall, as the weather is cooler and prices are lower.
- We would suggest you drink bottled water instead of tap water.
Useful information for Fethiye
Fethiye is a popular tourist destination, which is why it offers many services to its visitors, such as supermarkets, ATMs, pharmacies, doctors' offices, post offices, and car rental offices.
Regarding the accommodation in Fethiye, the city is a budget-friendly option among Turkey's resorts. There are several options throughout the city, including luxury hotels, apartments, cottages, and villas. Fethiye is also a great destination for camping enthusiasts.
Important phone numbers for your stay in Fethiye
Here are some useful contacts to keep within reach during your trip to Fethiye:
- Tourist Information Office: +902526141527
- Fethiye State Hospital: +902526144017
- Municipality of Fethiye: +0902526144162
- Dalaman International Airport: +902527925555
- Fethiye Police Department: +902526141309
- Police: 155
Transportation in Fethiye
The best way to get around the city and neighboring towns is to rent a car. Alternatively, you can move around the city with the local minibus, known as a dolmuş.
Buses are a low-cost way of getting around and the efficient public network offers frequent bus routes, especially during the summer months. They have air conditioning and are specially equipped for people with disabilities.
In addition, if you want to travel to other cities and towns in Turkey, such as Bodrum and Marmaris, you will find many bus routes departing from Fethiye Bus Terminal.
You can also travel by taxi. However, this option is more expensive than taking the bus. Also, you can take the water taxi that connects the city of Fethiye to Calis beach. Small boats for 20-30 people with a trip duration of about 40 minutes run daily trips to Calis beach.
During the high season (from May to October), there are many routes departing every 30 minutes.
Fethiye ferry port
The port of Fethiye is about a 15-minute drive from the city center. Also, from/to the port of Fethiye, there are several available bus routes (dolmuş) connecting the port to the city center. You can also take a taxi from the taxi rank located at the port.
Also, near the port of Fethiye, you will find restaurants, shops, ATMs, toilets, and tourist information offices.
Fethiye ferry: schedules and tickets
Fethiye has direct ferry connections from the port of Rhodes all year round. The ferry companies operating the route between the port of Rhodes and the Turkish city of Fethiye are Sky Marine Ferries and Makri Travel.
On our Map of ferries, you will find all available ferry connections from Fethiye, as well as indicative ticket prices.
Regarding the ferry route to Fethiye, there are up to 4 daily ferry routes from Rhodes to the port of Fethiye during the summer, while in winter the ferry from Rhodes to Fethiye is operated with at least 1 route per day. The ticket cost is around €35-€50.
The port and city of Fethiye in the night light
Where to book ferry tickets to Fethiye online?
On Ferryhopper, you can find travel tips and information about the beautiful city of Fethiye and book your ferry tickets online at the same price as the ferry companies. Get ready to explore the beauties of Fethiye and live the vacation you've been dreaming of!